Example sentences for: deter

How can you use “deter” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • If media giant Rupert Murdoch does choose to dine on human flesh, there are no kosher dietary laws that need deter him: Murdoch is not Jewish.

  • Warned by the CIA that the disrupted Jordanian plot was probably part of a larger series of attacks intended for the millennium, some possibly involving chemical weapons, the Principals Committee met on the night of December 8 and decided to task Clarke's Counterterrorism Security Group (CSG) to develop plans to deter and disrupt al Qaeda plots.

  • Its answer, in summary, was that the offensive has weakened Serbia's military potential but has failed to deter Milosevic or prevent "ethnic cleansing" in Kosovo.

  • We could change the tax code to deter their behavior (and balance the budget) by slapping a 15 percent tax hike on every American who has not procreated and married.

  • (This did not deter Dole's supply-side critics, led by Jack Kemp, from characterizing his bill as a record-setting tax boost.)


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